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Contact Kyle Karsten – Development Director, to VOLUNTEER FOR CHRISTMAS.  Ask us about Angel Tree, Food Baskets, Toy Shop, and Red Kettle Bell Ringing.  Call 428-4672 ext 104 or Email at kyle.karsten@usc.salvationarmy.org

Red Kettle Bell Ringing begins in November and takes place during November & December.  Plan to reserve a bell ringing location and time.  Discuss the details of signing up as an individual or a group.  Groups are encouraged to take a half day 10 am to 3 pm OR 3 pm to 8 pm.   Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and click on Decatur to sign up.  This is a new site starting in 2019.  You can also contact Kyle Karsten - Director of Development at 428-4672 or email kyle.karsten@usc.salvationarmy.org for other bell ringing locations and shift lengths that you might not see on the "Register to Ring" site.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE – attend, donate, and volunteer

Breakfast with Santa – Christmas Season Kick-Off Event on Tuesday – November 5 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 7 AM.  Tickets & Sponsorships are available.  Sponsor this event and automatically be a Sponsor at our November and December Events also.                                                                                     

Angel Tree & Community Groups Toy Collection taking place November 5 – December 11.  Ask us how you can help.  Please arrange that your collected toys and stocking stuffers are to The Salvation Army by Dec 11.

Angel Tree & Big Kettle Display (at Hickory Point Mall) November 4 – December 24.  Christmas Caroling at the Big Red Kettle at The Mall on Saturday – December 21 at 10:30 am

Veteran’s Day VA Celebration Event at The Salvation Army at 7 pm on November 11.

Piano Benefit Concert – “Julie McClarey & Friends”  Sunday – November 17 at 2 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church  *  This is a Free Event with a Free Will Offering Taken  *  Sponsorships Available (All dollars raised will be MATCHED up to $10,000)

Red Kettle Bell Ringing each day 10 am to 8 pm.  VOLUNTEER November 8 – December 24.  Sign up your group to take a half or full day of bell ringing – call 428-4672 or go to www.RegisterToRing.com.  Starts Nov 8 – Blaine’s Farm & Fleet, Hobby Lobby, & Rural King (M-Sat) and Nov 29 – Kroger, Sam’s Club, & Walmart (M-Sat)  FINAL DECISIONS ABOUT THESE LOCATIONS AND DATES ARE BEING ARRANGED WITH OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS.

Thanksgiving Day – November 28 (No Bell Ringing)

95Q Christmas Concert 6 pm at Civic Center on either December 6 or 7 - TBD

WAND-TV Angel Tree Toy Collection on December 13 at the LARGE KETTLE at Hickory Point Mall, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  Bring your groups toys out on December 13 and say hello to WAND-TV.

Toy Shop (Set Up) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  VOLUNTEER  December 9 – 11.

Toy Shop (Distribution) 9:00 AM – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00 PM    VOLUNTEER  December 12 – 13                                                               

Red Kettle Dinner Gala (Fund Raiser) at the Decatur Club, 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 12.  Tickets & Sponsorships are available.  Seating is Limited to 150 attendees.  (All dollars raised at this event will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000).  Come help us kick off Gurneys, Guns, & Hoses Bell Ringing Weekend.                                                                                     

Gurneys, Guns, & Hoses (First Responders Bell Ringing) 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM December 13-14                                                                                        1.  Walmart North – Grocery Door……….Decatur Police Dept                                                                                                                                2.  Walmart North – Pharmacy Door……….Sheriff Dept                                                                                                                                        3.  Sam’s Club……….Decatur Ambulance                                                                                                                                                                4.  Walmart MtZ – Grocery Door……….County Fire Dept                                                                                                                                      5.  Walmart MtZ – Pharmacy Door……….City of Decatur Fire Dept                               

Media Groups Bell Ringing Days:  December 18 - WAND-TV at Walmart North Pharmacy Door – 10 AM to 8 PM and Cromwell Radio Group at Walmart North Grocery Door – TBD.

Food Boxes Set-up & Distribution 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on December 20

Neuhoff Bell Ringing Day with Y103, 95Q and Hot 105.5 (and Speed Lube)  December 20 at both Doors at Walmart North, 12 – 5 PM

Christmas Day – December 25

To VOLUNTEER outside of Christmas, call The Salvation Army at 428-4672 or go to http://bttr.im/2n2sb.  Volunteer opportunities include things like:  food pantry, kitchen help, social service desk, or shelter meal preparation.  Contact us and request that we send you our VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SHEET which gives areas you or your group from your business, church, or school could help.